So, want to hear something crazy? Josh and I will be moving back home to Arizona, the perfect state, in 5 flippin' weeks! I can't believe it! It's so weird to think that we've lived here for 3 years; in this God forsaken state, also known as Kentucky (for those of you who are unaware of how amazing AZ is compared to KY). For example, right now we are again under "tornado warning." Just like the other day when a tornado picked up a semi and then dropped it back down 2 miles from our house. Yup, doesn't that sound just lovely? Doesn't it make you want to pack your bags and leave the perfect 80 degree weather, blue skies and sunshine and come to live here with me...and Farmer Joe? Muahaha, ok now I'm being a little mean to poor Kentucky, but seriously, get me the H*** out of here! So yea, 4 more weeks of actual school, then finals and TA DA...GRADUATION!!! Even though technically I'm still not done with school, it's an accomplishment all the same. I'm so excited! So we should be home around May 12th. We're going to have a few welcome home parties at the end of May too. One at my dad's prob May 16, and one at Josh's parents prob May 30. So mark those days on the calender if you want to come! I would love to see everyone, and I mean EVERYONE! Oh yea, and we sold our house today! Well, we accepted an offer so it should be a done deal (unless the home inspection says we have mold growing in our walls or an underground volcano beneath our house, ya know... something crazy like that). Hooray! So happy and relieved. It was a full price offer and we had to bend a little on other things but we won't lose any money and that is the most important thing in this market! So thanks to everyone who prayed, it worked! Hmmm...what else? Oh yea, Josh and I bought a 2005 Volkswagon Jetta. It's in AZ at my dad's waiting for us, but it is really nice and we love it. So that's good news too. And my last little piece of exciting news (well exciting for me) is that my practicum hours (or internship for nursing school, whatever you want to call it) is going to be partly on a pediatric floor! That was pure luck because we are all supposed to be on Med/Surg floors but they ran out of preceptors so that's what I got, lucky me! So excited, hopefully it will be really fun. Well people, I believe that is it. See you in 5 weeks! AHHHHHH!!!
I know this may sound bad, but I really wish I could fast forward the next 8 weeks of my life. I'd be graduated from my nursing program, done with my practicuum, done stressing, my house would be sold, and I'd be on my way home to Arizona. It's really awful to take time for granted like that, but I can't help but wish. I know there is a light at the end of the tunnel. The next 8 weeks will go by, and probably fast too. I'm just so burnt out! And my poor husband is mega stressed with everything he has to deal with too, so that makes life even harder. Blah, sometimes it stinks being grown up! On a happy note... we're having an open house this Friday and I'm hoping we will get an offer for our sweet little house. We desperately need it to sell so we aren't stuck here! So, say a little prayer for that to happen! Anyway, sorry about my depressing post, I'm not the most fun right now. I'll try to cheer up and have a happier one next time!
Wow, I can't believe I haven't blogged in 4 months! That is almost embarassing, especially since I come on here and read everyone else's blogs each week but I never take the time to update my own. Silly. Well, Joshuah and I are moving home mid May, so that means less than 2 and 1/2 months and we'll be back to sunny, beautiful perfection...also known as Arizona. Our house is on the market here in KY, and we're praying it will sell by May. My graduation in May 8th, and Joshuah is out of the Air Force June 23rd, but he'll be able to come home in May with me cause he has so much leave saved up. Poor little Macie (our Siberian Husky) will have to brave the hot hot AZ summer, but she's kennel trained so I'm hoping that will help having her inside during the heat of the day. All I can say is that I have missed home like a crazy person these past 3 years, and am overwhelmed with excitement to be coming back. It's so funny the little things you miss that you never think you would. Well, I should start with the big obvious things. MY FAMILY. Oh man, if I only had video of the day I got in the car with Josh outside of my dad's house in Mesa and drove away to go live in KY/TN. It was a sob fest. My mom, dad, step-mom, sisters...me...my very new husband, all crying our eyes out like I was going to prison or something. Hah. Thank goodness I've stayed just as close with all of them, and can't wait to be able to see them whenever I want! I couldn't ask for more. Also, my friends. ALL of my friends. I have missed my girls so much. Just being silly and watching our favorite shows, going out to lunch. I can't wait to have all of you back!
Now the little things. I miss the scenery! I know that might sound weird because I'm in beautiful KY/TN, where everything is green, blah blah blah. BOO!! I want to see a cactus, an orange tree, a mountain, and a blue sky with the sun blaring down on me! I want to have a sprinkler system to keep my grass green because it never rains! I want to see big buildings, and freeways! I want to eat at Lulu's and Oregano's. I want to be within 20 minutes of four amazing malls. I want to wear flip flops year round. I want to get directions from someone that doesn't include them telling me to turn at old man Hillman's farm! Hahaha. I mean come on...am I supposed to know this person? I guess what I'm getting at is, I miss home. I'm sick and tired of this state, and I'm counting the days until I'm back in a normal world!
So that's a quick catch up on the life of Josh and Bonnie. Just as busy as ever and missing everyone and everything way too much. I'm going to try to post pictures and I hope they work. Here goes...
Wow, I can't believe it's been two months since I've blogged. Crazy how fast time flies. Hmmm, let's see what has been going on. Well, school is crazy and consumes my life but I'm getting very good grades and everyday is a confirmation that I really do want to be a nurse. Thank goodness! I was actually able to have an OR (operating room) observation this week and it was amazing. I saw a gallbladder removal, and once it was out held it in my hands and got to play with it. Our bodies are incredible. The nurse anesthetist also let me pull the endotracheal stethoscope out of the patients throat! It was by far the coolest day of nursing school yet. Hooray for the OR, loved it!
I went home to AZ last week for a visit to see Jodi Alexander (formally Hudson) and her brand new baby boy Brady. Jodi and Shaun had a credit for a free plane ticket and used it to fly me home so I could see my family and the new baby. I was so thankful for their kindness, they are two of the nicest people I have ever known. Genuinely sweet and gracious Jodi, I love you! The baby is absolutely perfect. Such a little stud, with a full head of dark brown hair already in a mohawk! Jodi is such a trooper, she had a very difficult labor but she is healthy and so is Brady, so all is good. It was so nice to see my family and a few of my best friends. I stayed with my sisters at their new house which is adorable by the way. We had fun going out to eat, shopping and watching TV (something I NEVER do at home in KY, in fact we don't even have our TV hooked up, welcome to the crazy busy life of Joshuah and Bonnie!). I also got to see Angela Hughes (formally Gutierrez) and her brand new house since she had just moved back from Yuma. I miss my BFF! AND to top it all off Alerie and Makenzie came into town so I was able to see them again too! All in all, it was a fun and exhausting trip. I was sad to leave because I won't be back until I move back in May 2009, but that's ok. I have my wonderful husband here to keep me entertained and nursing school to keep me occupied. The next 7 months will fly by.
Ok so for all those who don't know Joshuah, here's a little info. He went to Highland High School and we've known each other since we were 15. We met at church where we became really good friends. He left for the Air Force a month after graduation and we kept in really good touch. Well, that friendship turned into love. We both realized that we had loved each other all along and couldn't live without one another. We were married in the church we met in on May 25th, 2006. we moved to Kentucky 3 days after the wedding (yikes!). It was scary to leave everyone and everything I've always known behind but Josh is worth it. I'd move to Timbuktu for that boy! We bought a house here in August 2006, it is small but perfect for the two of us (I'll post pictures soon, promise!). We actually wish we could pick it up and move it back to AZ, just plop it down in Gilbert somewhere (with our same mortgage payment, ha ha--the cost of living out here is cheap!). He was deployed to Iraq for about 7 months from the end of 07' to May of 08', he served his country well and came back to me safely. Thank heaven. He is such an incredible person. He's so determined, in fact, I've never known anyone else as determined as him. If he says he's going to do something, he does and he does it 110%. He never complains, never. He is smart and kind, and makes me feel loved every single day. Also, he is just down right hilarious. Almost as funny as me! (he he). I'm just really grateful and blessed to have him in my life. I know that God made us for each other, he is my perfect match in every way. Ok, ok I know you're probably sick of all this love talk. Josh is currently taking his EMT basic class on base here at Ft. Campbell and he really likes it. He takes on line classes through the University of Phoenix too and works part time at a sporting good store in out town. All this on top of the fact that he is still in the Air Force AND he trains everyday with the special forces army group in combatives or Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). He is really stinkin' good at it too! He competes in tournaments and has fights in the "octagon" from time to time. He just took 2nd in the 170lb weight class at the All-Army Tournament. This is an annual tournament where guys come from all over the world to compete. there were about 80 guys in his weight class, so he did awesome to be in the final match. of course, he hates accepting less than perfection when it comes to MMA and he was disappointed to get 2nd, but I was so proud of him. He works very hard to be good at what he does. Go Josh! I'll try to post a video from the tournament on here too.
OH! I know what else! We got a kitten! She is so cute and sweet and crazy. She has two modes, super crazy kitten or super cuddly kitten. We got her from a friend who didn't want her anymore, and I couldn't stand to see her go to the pound so she has a home with us now. We named her Pepper for two reasons. She is dark charcoal in color (with yellow eyes) so she kind of looks like pepper and our house is on Pepper Court. We thought it would be cute to name her after the first street we ever lived on and it just worked out that she looks like pepper too! Her and our dog Macie (a Siberian Husky) are getting along good, they weren't sure about each other for a while there but now they play and touch noses. They are warming up to each other. Again, I'll post some pictures of her soon (truth is, I'm computer illiterate and Joshuah is not home to help me figure it out right now!).
Well, I think that's it for the updates. Sorry this is so long, but that's what happens when you don't blog for two months! I'll try to put pics up soon, I promise! Take care everyone!
Ya know, I really hate to be a complainer but seriously this semester of nursing school is ridiculous...and it's only day 2. Everything has changed. They took our instructors away in the middle of our program and gave us new ones, who teach completely different and expect completely different things from us. Is that really fair? I don't think so. I feel like I have to teach myself this semester and pray to God that it'll be enough to pass. I can't go into all the details and worries because I'd type for hours on end. I guess I'm writing this to say please pray for me whenever you think about it in the next 5 months, I'm going to need it. Thanks for the support! Here goes...
Hey all! So I finally went out to Austin, TX to visit Alerie and the new baby Makenzie. She was born March 11th, but since I live in Kentucky and Alerie lives in Texas well...it's tough to get together! She is 5 months old now and absolutely perfect! We had so much fun just getting to know each other. I got to spend 5 days with her and I loved every minute of it! Also, it was the first time in probably over 2 years that I got to spend time with Alerie. We are both always so busy when we visit Arizona that it's rare we get to spend any quality time together. I miss her so much! The next time I see Makenzie she will be 9 months old! Crazy! All in all it was a very fun trip and I wish I could have stayed longer. I miss my little "niece" so much already! Love you Alerie and Makenzie!
Well... I'm 23, married to the man of my dreams and going to school to be a nurse. I currently live in Kentucky because my husband is in the Air Force and we are stationed out here. Less than a year left until we move home to Arizona for good! I love my life and would consider myself a very happy and uplifting person. I love to laugh and be silly. I am incredibly close to my family, especially my sisters. I consider them my best friends and are very blessed to have them both. I am not only madly in love with my husband but extremely proud of him for serving our country. He is a true hero and an inspiration to me. I believe in the goodness in people and wish everyone would show more of it; it would make the world a lot brighter! That's about it, I love life and am excited for the years to come. Bring it on!